This Sunday June 19 sees the 32nd edition of New York's annual Harlem Skyscraper Classic. After the cancellation of the New York Cycling Championship, the Skyscraper is the only race to be contested on the public streets of New York City this year.
With the registration of top New York regional crit riders, the 2005 edition promises to be an exciting event for riders and spectators, say the organisers. A top contender to win this year's race is Argentine national champion Alejandro Acton. Acton has earned a reputation as one of the top crit riders in the US this year with a third place in the Athens Twilight Criterium and a fifth place finish in the New Haven Crit Stage in the Tour of Connecticut. Other favourites include Roselvert "Pollo" Marte (GS Mengoni), and Melito "Pulla" Heredia.